Piqué earrings from the 19th century

Item number: OSS105

Delightful ear jewellery from the Historicism with fine rose inlays in imitation tortoiseshell

Category: earrings


328,00 €

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Unusual earrings with piqué inlay from around 1880.
The long hangers of tortoise-coloured celluloid are inlaid with rose branches of german silver and mother-of-pearl in a piqué technique. A ribbon of decorative inlays surrounds the flat teardrop-shaped pendant. The feather-light pendants are attached to long hooks made of nickel silver via a ball in which a silver star is inlaid.

Celluloid plastic was developed in the mid-19th century and was popularly used as a "modern" substitute for tortoise shell and ivory.

  • Condition: With traces of use (the celluloid is rubbed on the back)
  • Material: Celluloid, German silver (alpacca), mother-of-pearl
  • Earring Width: 1.4 cm
  • Earring Length: 5.6 cm
  • Weight (Pair): 3.7 g

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